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Wish Granted: Captain Ewan’s Wish comes to life at LAX


It was a sunny day in November. The festivities kicked off at LAX, where Ewan and his family arrived in a limo and received a red-carpet welcome from Southwest Employees. He and his brother were given their specialty Pilots uniforms for the day.


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They were brought down to the ramp for a big surprise waiting for Ewan, the California One specialty plane! Chief Pilot Mike Marmon and Assistant Manager of the Command Center John Bogle showed Ewan and his family the outside of the 737-800. They then took the whole family onboard the aircraft, where Ewan sat in and learned all about the flight deck.


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The plane taxied around the LAX airport. Once at a remote area, the door opened, and the 231109 MAW Ewan Web-73.jpgFire Chief of Los Angeles Airport Fire Department greeted Ewan and his family. The fire department then gave Ewan a ride along in the fire engines. Once the tour was over and the plane taxied back to the airport, Ewan and his family walked into the gate area, greeted by hundreds of Southwest Employees and Customers cheering and clapping for Ewan! Later that day, Ewan got to tour the air traffic control tower at LAX and see the engines of aircraft at the maintenance area.


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It was an unforgettable visit for Ewan, his family, and all Southwest Employees who granted Ewan’s wish. Southwest Airlines is proud to partner with Make-A-Wish America to give more than $1 million worth of travel annually to make wishes come true. It was our honor to help Ewan’s wish come to life.


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From December 1-14, Southwest is offering ten Rapid Reward Bonus Points to individuals that donate $25 or more to nonprofit organizations, including Make-A-Wish America! The best part is, your donation goes even further as they’ll also match the number of points earned in the nonprofit’s account, making it possible for Make-A-Wish to fulfill more wishes like Ewan’s. Please visit,, to find ways to give back even more this holiday season.


*Rapid Rewards account information required. Points will be reflected in your Rapid Rewards account within 45 days after a donation has been made. Maximum earn limit of 10,000 points. Rapid Rewards bonus points do not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. Valid 12/1 – 12/14/2023. All Rapid Rewards rules/regulations apply and can be found at